Among the clinics in Miami area that offer bilingual doctors who treat diabetes as of June 2015 is Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The hospital brings together a multidisciplinary team to provide children and their families with a fully rounded treatment and support program, according to Miami Children’s Health System.
Clear understanding between patient and practitioner is essential in any treatment but especially so with diabetes, where the smallest mistranslation could severely affect the patient's ability to monitor and control his condition. To meet the individual needs of the children and families that use its services, the children's hospital offers not just bilingual doctors but also nurses and support staff, notes Miami Children's Health System.
This is a pattern that is repeated in other treatment centers that aim to put their patients’ needs first, including the Care Resource Clinics that are found throughout Miami. The centers provide services, including diabetes treatment, for the whole family, according to Care Resource. The Care Resource Clinics employ three fluent bilingual primary care physicians, Kathreen Kraus, M.D., Carmen Paez, M.D. and Lilliana Vazquez-Rivera, M.D., in addition to two doctors with basic Spanish understanding and a bilingual nurse practitioner. However, patients should discuss their language needs during the appointment booking to ensure their needs are met.